I have been creating jewelry for as long as I can remember. My first beading kit was the Pocahontas beading kit with glass beads and bits of leather. I was hooked. Most of the jewelry I wear today was handmade for some special occasion or other, which makes it all the more important to me.
The following projects were made by me for Stampington & Company. You can see the complete tutorials by clicking on the images below.
Believe in Magic Necklace
This necklace combines the art of paper quilling and resin bezels. The bezel contains different sizes of curled paper circles to create the backdrop for the rub-on phrase.
The Explorer Necklace uses smashed pennies as the blank for your metal-stamped message. Smash the pennies with an ordinary household hammer until the design is flattened out of them, then use metal stamp letters to create your design.
Just a Touch of Sparkle Project
These sparkly little bezels are great gift toppers, accents for artwork, or bases for other jewelry making projects.Gold glass glitter creates a vibrant backdrop for clip art, or a painted design.
Dragonflies and Dreams Necklace
Wear this necklace two ways —long or short— by changing the necklace from a single to a double chain. The toggle clasp can be left as a loop at the bottom of a long necklace, or as the focal point of your doubled-up short necklace.
Pearls of Wisdom Bracelet
Create this necklace with hand-painted canvas and a length of chain. Just wrap the length of ribbon and chain around your wrist, and clip the end to your word band.
The Survivor Bracelet
This wrap bracelet was inspired by my grandmother, a cancer survivor. Using enameled tags and beaded chain, this simple bracelet celebrates all the survivors in life.